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Master Visually®: Excel® 2007 by Elaine Marmel

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Chapter 30. Changing Excel Behavior

Minimize the Ribbon

To save on screen real estate, you can minimize the Ribbon. The Ribbon contains the majority of commands available in Excel, organized by function onto seven tabs. Typically, you use the Ribbon by clicking the tab containing the button for the command you want, and then you click that button.

When you minimize the Ribbon, Excel displays only the names of the tabs on the Ribbon; the buttons on each tab appear to be hidden. To use the Ribbon while it is minimized, you click a tab, and Excel displays the buttons for that tab. After you click a button, Excel minimizes the Ribbon again. If you do not click a button on the selected tab but instead click a different tab, Excel displays the buttons ...

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